June 10, 2009

White Supremacist Attacks Holocaust Museum; Guard Killed, Shooter in Critical Condition

Left wing blogosphere filled with smug satisfaction.

By now I'm sure you have heard the news that 88-year-old white supremacist James W. von Brunn attacked the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC today. Security officer Stephen Tyrone Johns died confronting Brunn, who was in turn struck down by return fire from another security officer. Because of the professionalism and quick response from the Museum's security team, no patrons were injured in the attack.

I'd ask you to please consider praying for the Johns family and the soul of Officer Johns, who gave his life protecting his fellow citizens.

Sadly, and with tedious predictability, opportunistic left-wing bloggers triumphantly rushed to use the attack as a political bludgeon.

Taylor Marsh's response was typical, proclaiming the attack as vindication for a shoddily-written document released by the Department of Homeland Security and initially defended by DHS Janet Napolitano before she was forced to retract it in embarrassment.

Marsh began gloating before Officer Johns was even cold:

We have a real escalation of domestic terrorism unfolding in the United States. Something Janet Napolitano warned about in her homeland security report, for which Republicans eviscerated her. She was ringing the warning bell, which as we've seen lately was fully warranted.

Of course, Marsh's hopeful vindication of Napolitano is based upon wishful thinking, and bears little resemblance to reality.

The DHS report was panned—and later withdrawn—because the report was heavily political in nature, unfairly tarring a broad set of conservative and libertarian values as being indicators of terrorist intentions, as exposed by Roger Hedgecock and Stephen Gordon, who cited offending passages including this one:

Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

It was the broad generalization of this report that earned it criticism, for casting a net so wide that it ensnared Americans with patently mainstream ideas, such as thinking that the government exists to serve the people, or that a government needs to control its borders and favor its citizens over illegal aliens, or for believing that Constitutional Amendments are actually important.

The report cast a net broad enough that it encompassed both museum shooter von Brunn and infanticide doctor killer Scott Roeder. It was also broad enough that it would include almost every adherent of a mainstream religion, a significant portion of Congress, most of middle America, the entire Border Patrol, and the father of the 35th President, just to name a few.

Broad incompetence is not something to crow victoriously about as if were a virtue.

Except, perhaps, for certain apologists for incompetence.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 10, 2009 08:51 PM

We on the right condemn these acts of violence regardless of where on the political spectrum the perpetrator places himself.

The left celbrate "their" murderers and terrorists, or at most will play the moral equivalence waffle ("Yes, this was a heinous act, however..."). My response the next time some lefty throws this in my face will to ask "Aren't you late for the Free Mumia rally? I hear both Leonard Peltier and Bill Ayers are speaking!"

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at June 10, 2009 09:33 PM

"Sadly, and with tedious predictability, opportunistic left-wing bloggers triumphantly rushed to use the attack as a political bludgeon."

I'm sorry you have fallen victim to the "tedious predictability" of the truth. You have no one to speak for you except unelected and unelectable white, right-wing hate mongers.

America is so utterly bored with the right, it is a wonder you all haven't moved to Mogadishu or somewhere you would feel more welcome. America is tired of your racist lies and your phony whining. You ruined this country and America and the rest of the world hates you and all you stand for.

Posted by: gustav at June 11, 2009 02:48 AM

Mogadishu? You're getting your talking points mixed up Gustav. Remember: we're all racist and anti-Muslim, so we'd hate living in Somalia.

Make sure to wipe the spittle off your screen.

Posted by: Britt at June 11, 2009 03:28 AM

Sadly, it was not just the bloggers who were quick with the "I told you so." The marginalized and underwatched MSNBC anchors Olbermann and Maddow both used the sacrifice of officer Johns to bring up the Homeland Security memo. They smiled as they told their two or three viewers the memo was right after all.

Tarheel Repub Out!

Posted by: Tarheel Repub at June 11, 2009 08:02 AM

It would seem now is a good time to re-release one of Rev. Wright's anti-semetic sermons (such as this one) or of President Obama's treatment of Israel (here) and ask again who is the party of anti-semetism?

Honestly I wonder if the Republican party is in need of new PR people. It is obvious the Obama and the Dems hate Israel, yet they try to tie this murderer to the Right while pretending that Army recruiters in Little Rock aren't getting killed by jihadists.


Posted by: Bri at June 11, 2009 08:15 AM

gustav you need to get your fatcs strate befor you open your mouth and stick your foot in it,as a gust on Glenn Beck stated last night James W. von Brunn's racest white supremacist anti-semitism views are more inline with the far left then the stuped twit

Posted by: Rich in KC at June 11, 2009 08:21 AM

Well Gustav, this guy hated neocons, just like you do. He hated Bill O'Reilly, just as you do. How many more points of convergence do we need to find between you and this guy?

Face it, hatester, he's one of you.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at June 11, 2009 08:38 AM

This guy was what I tend to refer to as a plain old "nut job". However from what I've read his views converge more with the rabid Left than us "right wing hate mongers".

His military service was so long ago that it has little bearing on the "returning veteran" phrase in the DHS memo. Add to that the fact that several million people were surviving veterans of WWII you're bound to be able to pick a few nuts out of the the bunch.

And since when does refusing to apologize for being a white male or participate in the self loathing and guilt the Left teaches connect me to white supremacy and hate mongering? Personally I think the left is just too stupid to see the the fact that there are racial/religious/sexual supremacists and preferences but as long as they aren't white (male especially) or Christian its fine and accepted. Talk about double standards.

Personally I'm all for MLK's "judged by the content of their character and not the color of our skin." I don't hate anyone, and if I dislike you its cause you're an asshat not because of skin color, religion, sex, or sexual preference.

I find I generally don't like Liberals...

Posted by: Scott at June 11, 2009 12:07 PM

Before the Progressive blogs get themselves in too deep, consider that with the simple juxtaposition of "white" and "black" in the resume of von Brunn, it reads much like that of former Georgian Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney's resume.

Posted by: Neo at June 11, 2009 04:05 PM

He also targeted Fox News and The Weekly Standard. He's solely owned by the left, no matter how much they want him to be right wing, no matter how much they lie, the fact remains the same. He's a far left wing fanatical nut job

Posted by: Capitalist Infidel at June 11, 2009 05:28 PM